I've never been much of a gum-chewer, but lately I've been looking for ways to enhance my dental health and to increase the strength and thickness of my jawbones. I just had one dental implant done last May, am planning for another one this year, and I want to give myself every chance possible for a favorable outcome. What builds bones? A combination of the right nutrients and exercise, right? I've upped my calcium, but how to exercise the jaw? Chewing, of course. Yeah, I chew my food, but I don't want to drastically up my food intake, nor do I want to chew sugary gum that'll cause tooth decay and defeat my steps toward dental health. My dentist recommended Zellies Xylitol Gum, and it's definitely working for me. Xylitol is a natural low-calorie sweetener derived from birch trees. It has a sweet, cool taste, no funny artificial aftertaste, and best of all, it inhibits the growth of the type of bacteria that causes tooth decay. Great stuff! Zellies gum is somewhat soft, so it doesn't produce as much suction as regular chewing gum (the kind that can pull out crowns and old fillings). I've tried several flavors and liked them all, but my favorite is the Cool Peppermint. I like chewing Zellies after supper and going to bed with a mouth that feels clean and nice fresh breath. If the 15 minutes or so of chewing happens to stimulate healthy bone tissue, so much the better!
Penn Yan, NY